Canadian baseball trivia on Canada Day

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Happy Canada Day to you! Let's celebrate with a hodge podge of Canada Day baseball facts that I've gathered over the years. · On July 1, 1940, Hunstville, Ont., native and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee George Selkirk, hitting fifth in the New York Yankees lineup behind Joe... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Naylor, Corey Koskie, Mike Kilkenny, Ryan Dempster, Kevin Reimer

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: - The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame announced on Friday that they will be postponing their 2020 induction ceremony until June 19, 2021. With the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the Ontario government's regulations on crowd sizes, they... Continue Reading →

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A closer look at Matt Stairs’ pinch-hit home runs

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*Today is the 28th anniversary of Matt Stairs' MLB debut. On that day in 1992, he pinch hit for Montreal Expos left-hander Jeff Fassero in the 10th inning in the Expos' 3-2 loss to the Reds at Riverfront Stadium. He struck out in that at bat, but he would later hit a MLB record 23... Continue Reading →

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Find the Canadian Connection – 1990 Topps Walt Weiss

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This is the fifth in my “Find the Canadian Connection” feature. For this feature, I close my eyes and reach into a random box of baseball cards in my basement and pull out a single card. I then try to establish a Canadian connection for the player featured on the card. The card I pulled... Continue Reading →

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